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"Re-membering the Asistencia Santa Gertrudis," by Ched Myers

  The "Asistencia Santa Gertrudis" (named after Saint Gertrude the Great, a favorite of medieval Iberian Catholics; see here) was an outlying chapel from Mission San Buenaventura.  Records indicate it was constructed sometime between 1804-08.  In our watershed, along Ventura Ave., is an obscure roadside memorial to this long-disappeared structure.  It "served the Indians in the


"If an Ancient Cathedral Had Burned: A Lament for Grandmother Oak" by Ched Myers

Old trees are our parents, and our parents’ parents, perchance. 
                     -- Henry David Thoreau, Journal, Oct 1855


"50/500: A Season of Protest and Remembering," by Ched Myers

AboveFr. Phil Berrigan pouring blood on 1-A draft files at the Customs House, Baltimore, MD, October 27, 1967.


"Prophets or Profits" by Peter Laarman

Note: This concise analysis from our friend Rev. Peter Laarman on the political economy of taxation is reposted from Religion Dispatches. 

For almost ten years now, the folks at Sojourners and other progressive evangelical outfits have been reminding us that "budgets are moral documents." All well and good. I agree. But I will add that tax systems are at least as revealing, perhaps more so, when it comes to the ethical bearings of any state or nation.


Season of Creation, Year A: September 10 is "Land Sunday" (a reflection by Ched Myers)

Note: The “Season of Creation” is a contemporary liturgical and lectionary movement celebrated during the four Sundays in September prior to St Francis of Assisi Day (Oct 4).  This ecumenical observance was begun by a Lutheran pastor in Australia in 2000 and has spread worldwide (see the Season of Creation website, a great resource for churches).


"The World Itself is Blowing the Great Shofar: Awake!!" by Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Note:  This is an abbreviated version of a reflection posted by Rabbi Waskow on 0/6/17 at  As usual, Art is right on in his grasp of deep tradition and current events.

We are approaching Rosh Hashanah, when we ourselves blow the Shofar  -- puffing a small breath of air into the small end of the ram’s horn to come out the other end as an outcry of four distinct notes: alarm, broken-heart, grief, and awe-filled transformation.


"A Letter to Bill Wylie Kellermann Upon His Retirement as Pastor of St. Peter's Detroit" by Ched Myers

Dear Bill:

This occasion on which you close your chapter at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is such an important milestone in a ministry, one you can be very proud of and grateful for.  


"The Fierce Urgency of Now": Comments to the Cal Pac Methodist Federation for Social Action, by Ched Myers

Note:  Below are edited and excerpted comments from Ched's keynote to the annual dinner of the Cal-Pac Chapters of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reconciling Ministries Network, at the University of Redlands,  C


"The Feast of the Ascension, Memorial Day and Doubling Down on the Incarnation," by Ched Myers

Note: This is an edited version of a sermon preached on the Feast of Ascension (5/28/17) at Farm Church at Casa Anna Shulz.  Above: William BlakeAscension Day poem, 1794.

“People of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?” (Acts 1:11)


Welcome to those who heard Ched on the "RobCast," May 2017

 Thanks for listening to the conversation between Ched Myers and Rob Bell (taped on May 3)--and for visiting our website!
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